Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes

We've got an interesting theme for this week's Twinsie Tuesday: most hated/unflattering polish. For me, this was a pretty easy one to choose. It's actually a polish I showed you on here already about two months ago: OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes from the Holland Collection. It's a dusty rose with gold shimmer and it looks like all kinds of ass on me.


I tried to salvage this as a pedi color (I'm wearing it on my toes right now, in fact) but I honestly can't get into it at all. I think the only reason I still have it is I've got the entire Holland Collection--complete with adorable windmill display!--and the completionist in me just won't let it go. But I've debated swapping it away though to someone who would use and appreciate it much more than I do.

For the record, the formula isn't bad at all. This was two coats. However, I hate how the tone of this color clashes with my skin and it just looks very old lady-ish to me overall. I like ugly pretty polishes but to me this is plain ol' ugly. Maybe someone else could rock it, but for me, it's apparently not meant to be.

Am I wrong about Gouda Gouda Two Shoes? What's your least favorite polish in your stash? Are you hanging onto it for your own twisted reasons or searching for a new home for it?


There'll be plenty of polish hatred to go around on the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs today, so you'll definitely get your fill of polish horror stories. And be sure to give a big welcome to new twinsies Cordia and Tara!


Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com/

38 comments:

  1. Yeah, I hated this polish too when I got it. MAJOR disappointment.

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    1. I agree! I kinda knew I wouldn't like it but since I bought the polishes in an Ebay lot it came along for the ride. Turned out that I was right and yep, it's gross haha.

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  2. i knew i'd hate this polish, but i considered buying it just for the name for my roommate [she's big on cheese lol]. it just doesn't look appealing, though i love the color of the shimmer!

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    1. Lol @ "big on cheese." The shimmer is the one potential saving grace for this polish but overall I'd say it's very skippable.

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  3. LMBO hahaha I love the way you described it on you "all kinds of ass on me"

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  4. PS - the list of the TT girls, you switched up Cordia and Taras blog. Cordia = Srsly Swatched, Tara = Polishy of Truth. Just letting you know!

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    1. Oh no, oops! I saw this comment last night and fixed it right away. Thanks for letting me know! Sorry, ladies!

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  5. I haven't seen this in person yet, but based on the swatches I've seen, I already know that it's not my thing.

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    1. Yeah, I'd stay away from this one haha.

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  6. Yup this polish was one of the ugliest of the collection.

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    1. Agreed! I liked it the least out of all of them.

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    1. Totally. It's just so...gross haha.

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  8. Hmmm... I actually like this... D:!!!

    OOOh you should totally franken it until it becomes a colour you enjoy! :D

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    1. To each their own. :) That might be a good idea! Maybe if I could just lighten up the base it wouldn't look so "granny."

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  9. all kinds of ass.. lol! glad I didn't get this one!

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  10. I don't own this one, but I really love it! LOL! Sorry! I think it is so pretty!

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    1. That's okay! Everyone has different tastes, I just don't feel it on me at all.

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  11. I can see what you mean. It just doesn't work with your skin tone. I have plenty of polishes like this! I have no idea why I buy them!

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    1. This is the only color like this I own. I avoid them like the plague because I know they look weird with my skin.

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  12. Lol, I just don't know what to say...that is the funniest description ever, but I will agree with you and say it is pretty awful.

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    1. Ack, I know, it's horrible! But at least people got some laughs out of it!

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  13. In march I bought my first Butter London polish "Disco Biscuit". The colour is beautiful but I used four coats and it was still sheer! Now it's on Ebay. Hopefully there's a better dupe on OPI Minnie Mouse collection.

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    1. I believe one of the Minnie Mouse polishes is like an exact match for Disco Biscuit. I wanted DB but have read elsewhere as well that it's quite sheer.

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  14. I feel the same way! I loved it in the bottle and hated it on my fingers! You might not like it but it does look nice on you! :)

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    1. Thanks! I just can't find it in my heart to like it though. I couldn't even wear it as a full mani--just swatched it then it came right off haha.

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  15. I literally LOL'd at the "all kinds of ass" comment. I agree, this polish is terrible. When I first saw this polish on display at Ulta it was instant hate lol.

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    1. Yeah when it arrived in the mail with the rest of the collection then I knew we were going to be enemies haha.

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  16. LOL "all kinds of ass!" I agree, this polish is blargh!

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    1. Haha I know, it's just a really yucky color on me.

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  17. Call me strange, but I like this on you! LOL @ keeping it to complete your display.

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    1. Thanks! That's seriously the only reason I still have it. I don't want there to be a gap in my beautiful windmill haha.

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  18. I know how you feel but I actually like this one on you! Funny thing, these days I'm loving polishes I used to hate and stay far away from, so maybe I would have detested this polish before this weird state I'm in:) I don't own it but youe pictures made me want to get it!

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    1. Hahaha well I didn't think my pictures would inspire anyone to want this polish but if you like the color then I say give it a shot! :) The formula is very nice and the shimmer is lovely, I just can't stand the basecolor on my skin. Maybe you will have better luck!

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  19. You had me at "it looks like all kinds of ass on me". <3

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    1. Hahaha it was the first thing that popped into my head when I put it on. I was trying to describe why I didn't like it but that seemed to sum it up!

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  20. Really????? I love this color and have a mani coming up on Sunday featuring it!

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